Program Information: Mental Health Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2502
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County Maryland
Department: Mental Health Department
Address: 7300 Calhoun Place
Suite 700
Rockville, Maryland 20855
Country: United States
Metro Area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Distance from Major City: 15 miles from Washington, DC
Phone: 240-777-4389
Fax: 240-777-4470
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 12/31/2019
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jenna Calton
Chief Psychologist: Stephanie Wolf
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28500.00
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0.00
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Our site covers the cost of one in-person trauma-focused training (e.g., TF-CBT) at the outset of the year for each intern.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The Tree House Internship Program is a structured, 12-month program. Interns engage in training for 2,000 hours over the course of the internship year. Interns complete three year-long rotations (outpatient therapy, assessment and consultation service) and two 6-month rotations (e.g., Transitional Trauma Therapy Program, Professional Leadership and Program Development). The average work day is from approximately 9:30am to 5:30pm, and interns engage in one rotation in the morning (e.g., consultation service, program development) and deliver therapy to several outpatient clients/families in the afternoon (e.g., 2-3).
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 01/11/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Optional
Interview notification date: 01/14/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/27/2020
Interview process description:

Interviews will occur between January 21 - 27, 2020. Interviews consist of informational session with the program director and individual metings with staff psychologists. Applicants are notified of interview status by phone and email. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Gallaudet University, Virginia State University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County, Maryland (The Tree House) is the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) that serves suspected victims of child abuse and neglect, and their families, for all of Montgomery County, Maryland. The Tree House provides accessible, comprehensive services in the form of mental health assessment and treatment, medical evaluations, family advocacy, and forensic interviewing to a diverse population of children with histories of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or neglect who are living within or were abused within Montgomery County. 

The Tree House Internship Program is a structured, 12-month program. Interns engage in training for 2,000 hours with the goal of fulfilling the requirements of an APA Accredited internship. Interns complete in-person trainings and orientations to prepare them for service delivery. 

The Tree House is an ideal setting for psychology students who are interested in receiving training in child maltreatment or trauma. A main purpose of the internship program is to build interns’ expertise in childhood trauma and corresponding mental health issues. The internship program will also build the trainees’ understanding and knowledge of efficacious interventions used to treat these difficulties. Under the supervision of licensed psychologists, interns will provide evidenced-based assessment, consultation, and therapy services (including group, individual, and family therapies) to children and families who have a history of experiencing trauma. Interns will develop competencies in delivering specific evidence-based trauma-focused treatments, such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT). Consistent with The Tree House mission, these interventions are aimed at reducing child victims’ trauma, preventing further harm, and helping children and families to live in safe, healthy environments where children can develop to their full potential.

For more information about our program, please review our internship brochure:

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy:
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders:
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments:
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 7
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 7
Total number of interns: 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0